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ORGANIC MATERIAL RECYCLING 

Infant and two adults in front of residential home   Exterior or Beige Apartments   Person holding "Open" Sign
HOMES
  APARTMENTS
  BUSINESSES

 

Hands reaching for various food in cardboard boxes

EDIBLE FOOD RECOVERY   CUSTOMERS WITHOUT YARD/GREEN WASTE SERVICE
  KITCHEN FOOD WASTE COLLECTION PAIL GIVEAWAY

 

WHAT ARE ORGANIC MATERIALS?

 

Food Waste

Green Waste/Landscaping Trimmings

Food-Soiled Paper

Cooked and raw food waste, such as uneaten vegetables, fruits, meats, dairy, bones, baked goods, etc.

 

Grass clippings, small branches, leaves, cut flowers, garden trimmings, wood chips, and clean wood (no paint, no stain, etc.)

Used napkins, paper cups, coffee filters, greasy pizza boxes, used paper plates, etc.

Green container with food scraps including egg shells, fruit and vegetable waste and other food waste  Pile of landscaping/green waste including leaves and branches  Open pizza box with grease marks, and greasy paper sporadically in box 

WHY ORGANICS RECYCLING?

In September 2016, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1383, establishing methane emissions reduction targets, specifically a 75% reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2025. Achieving this state-wide goal will require the active participation and education of all California residents, property managers, businesses, schools, and organizations that sell or distribute food.

Methane emissions resulting from the decomposition of organic waste in landfills are a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global climate change. Food waste alone accounts for approximately 17-18 percent of total landfill disposal. Increasing food waste prevention, encouraging edible food rescue, and expanding the composting and diversion of organic waste throughout the state will help reduce methane emissions from California's landfills. 


CONTACT US

For general questions, please email: sacrecycle@cityofsacramento.org